With many scooters available and being introduced in the market, it is not always easy for a buyer to make the right decision and know what brand, or what specifications your scooter should have. In order to help you find out what’s the best scooter for you, here are a few tips to consider.
Write down what’s the range you need to cover every day, or what’s the longest journey you might be able to make. Will the scooter I intend to buy meet those numbers?
Will it be able to hold a speed that’s not getting me in the way of other vehicles or bicycles. A speed of 25-30km/h should be adequate for a scooter if it can be maintained in all conditions.
Has my scooter enough power to take me up a hill at adequate speed without having to push or dismount?
Are the tires pneumatic or big enough to take any imperfections of the road with ease? Does the scooter come with any shock absorbers?
Is it’s height adjustable? Will I be able to ride the scooter in a comfortable straight up position?
Has the scooter a quality in-built battery pack? What’s it’s lifespan?
Is there any after-sales support or warranty available from the seller? Will I be able to buy parts, service or repair the scooter whenever is needed?
I hope the above will help you understand a few important points you need to know before you buy an electric scooter. We always recommend to go a bit above the manufacturer specifications and consider that the numbers given by the manufacturer about speed, range, etc… are normally optimistic . For instance; A scooter that does 25km/h top speed and 20km range will only achieve the 20km range in an optimal environment (when carrying a light rider, on a flat surface, with no wind and at a speed of about 10-15km/h) If you need the scooter specifications to be realistic, you’ll need to go higher with those numbers (To have a car that does 200km/h doesn’t mean we’ll be racing around, however we’ll be able to have enough spare power for overtaking or for cruising comfortably within the desired speed)
Take your time before making the final decision and please always respect the rules of the road.
Article by Future Transportation